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Report from Washington State Patrol

WASHINGTON

STATE PATROL

Another motorcycle accident on State Route 14 claimed the life of a Portland man on June 27, 2007.

The accident occurred two miles east of Washougal on SR 14 at milepost 22.7. It occurred at approximately 10:54 a.m.

According to the report, Tony F. Howard, 46, Portland, was westbound on SR 14 driving his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle. He was entering a curve when he crossed the double yellow centerline, entering the eastbound lane. He struck the front end of a 1994 Toyota driven by Deborah A. Leek, 35, Washougal, in the eastbound lane. A second vehicle, a 2003 Ford van driven by Lloyd C. Schaefer, 62, Tigard, then struck the rear end of Leek's vehicle. Both Leek and Schaefer were traveling eastbound.

Howard was pronounced dead at the scene. Leek suffered head abrasions but was not treated. Schaefer was not injured.

Faye M. Blair, 69, Goldendale was injured in a one-vehicle accident on June 27, 2007, at approximately 9:15 a.m. The accident occurred on SR 14 at milepost 90, seven miles east of Dallesport.

According to the report, Blair was driving her 1987 Chrysler New Yorker westbound on SR 14. The vehicle left the roadway to the right and went up an embankment before coming to rest on its top, blocking the westbound lane.

Blair suffered cuts and bruises to both arms, her left knee and her head.

No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident on June 29, 2007, on SR 14 at milepost 46, two miles east of Stevenson. The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m.

According to the report, Rodney A. Wastradowski, 41, Castle Rock, was driving a 1998 Volvo truck pulling two box trailers westbound on SR 14. The truck entered a curve to the left. The second trailer rolled over to the right side. The trailer then hit the jersey barrier on the shoulder, tearing the trailer open. The trailer contained paper bags. The truck and trailers stopped in the westbound lanes.

Both lanes were blocked for approximately 3.5 hours.

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